While Orlando is widely recognized as a tourist destination, it is also headquarters for many national and international companies and home to countless colleges and universities, including University of Central Florida (UCF) with in excess of 70,000 students. Downtown Orlando is home to two Florida’s largest Hospital groups – Adventist Health System & Orlando Health, whose employees total an excess of 3,200.
In addition, the City of Orlando consistently ranks as one of the best places in the nation to launch and operate a business, and recently, Entrepreneur Magazine touted Orlando as being one of the most highly coordinated entrepreneurial engines in the country.
The Downtown area has seen a major revitalization with the addition of multiple residential condo and multi-family towers and now has a population in excess of 43,000 people. The recent addition of the Amway Arena and the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center had added and will continue to add a major cultural focus on the south end of downtown.
This is feeding a major revitalization of Church Street, which has now emerged as the central retail and gathering area for these cultural offerings.
Orlando has one of the fastest-growing economies in Florida. The retail market is expected to continue its trend of modest and steady gains.
This demand for entertainment and services is due in large part of the number of offices and residential developments in the immediate area. And with nearly half the Orlando population within 10 miles of downtown,